The only spooky thing about trick-or-treating should be the fun; but there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to staying safe…
The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch Halloween Tip:
Start a new tradition and greet trick-or-treaters outside! Grab your pumpkin, candy, and lawn chair and set up in your driveway to hand out your treats. This not only provides for a safer environment for the neighborhood goblins, but gives you an opportunity to visit with your neighbors!
More Tricks to Keep in Mind…
- Children should trick-or-treat with an adult. Teach children to never go into a stranger’s house unless an adult is with them.
- If children are trick-or-treating without an adult, have them carry a cellphone and check-in often.
- Costume should be made of light colors – consider adding reflective tape to costumes and bags.
- Make sure the costume is the right size to prevent falls and other bumps in the night.
- Try makeup instead of a mask that could obstruct a child’s vision.
- When driving, be especially alert for children. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of a vehicle.
- Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering.
- Jack-o’-Lanterns are fun, but can present a fire hazard if left unattended – use a glow stick or flameless candle instead.
Have a safe and happy Halloween!